Many of you read about Jonah’s hospital stay in Cameroon, and many of the visits we have had since the accident on May 31st when a portable basketball goal fell on his hand and caused severe trauma to two of his fingers.
Jonah’s ring finger is either infected or the bone is dying. This could be because of many reasons but we were given two choices.
- First we could do a biopsy to determine if the bone is infected then we would need to have 6 weeks of antibiotics, then there would be a surgery to graft bone from his hip or wrist to try to reconstruct his finger. But the problem with this is there is probably not a blood supply which is causing the bone to die or infection in the first place and after 6-8 months down the road we would need to proceed with choice number 2.
- Partial amputation of the top 2 bones above the knuckle of his ring finger.
After prayer and many tears we have chosen option 2.
When Jonah saw his mother crying he asked her if it was about his finger and he said he would do one more surgery. Then he asked if he would still be able to climb the monkey bars. We asked the OT and the Dr and they both assured him that he would still be able to climb the monkey bars and trees.
I can’t explain the peace that we had yesterday when we were at the doctor’s office and we had to tell the doctor our decision. Neither choice was one I would ever want to have to make. But what I can say is that God is good. God is faithful and He loves us.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7
While it is not always easy to Rejoice in the Lord, I pray that you will rejoice with me today and pray for God’s peace, for the surgery that will be next Thursday morning and for quick complete healing for Jonah.